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[e][h] Kabu
Player Information
Romanized Name:
Zhao Kai
July 16, 1992 (1992-07-16) (age 26)
Signature Hero:
Clockwerk Rubick Lion
Approx. Total Earnings:
2010-??-?? — 2010-??-??
2010-??-?? — 2010-??-??
2010-??-?? — 2011-??-??
Dota 2:
2011-06-16 — 2011-??-??
2011-09-30 — 2012-10-11
2013-01-18 — 2013-08-29
2013-12-08 — 2014-02-19
2014-03-04 — 2015-03-12
2015-04-13 — 2016-08-30
2016-09-17 — 2017-01-09
TongFu (Coach)
2017-01-09 — Present
Newbee Young (Coach)

Zhao "Kabu" Kai is a professional Dota player who is currently the coach for Newbee Young.


Born in Huainan, China in the province of Anhui, Kabu is a member of the second generation Chinese Dota players. He is known for his incredible Clockwerk play.

Dota 2[edit]

Despite winning the Dota 1 event of WCG China 2011 in a star-studded field, Kabu's team TyLoo fell victim to the Great Chinese Reshuffle as four of his teammates left the team leaving him the only remaining member. Since they had received invitations to The International 2011 prior to the reshuffle, the five players decided to attend. Arguably the strongest Chinese team a month before, they performed dismally finishing 9th-16th. As one of the players not invited to a team in the reshuffle, Kabu retired from Dota.

A month later, it became clear his retirement was only temporary, because Kabu accepted an invite to become the captain of fledgling team Tongfu. After some roster changes and picking up the core members of team PanDa, Kabu would lead the team to victory over WE in the East Qualifiers for The International 2012 earning them a prized qualification spot. The team went on to finish 7th/8th at the main tournament.

Tongfu underwent roster changes at the end of 2012 swapping out Kabu for LongDD. Kabu would be invited by Luo for his new team Rattlesnake officially formed in January 2013.


After The International 2013, where Rattlesnake finished 13-16th, Kabu left the team.[1] He joined TongFu, whom were coming off a 4th place finish at The International 2013 however, many key players such as Hao and Banana already left the team. After a string of poor performances, the team disbanded as 3 of 5 players formed Newbee.


After TongFu disbanded, Kabu joined TongFu.WanZhou, whose roster was constantly changing. This was a completely new team with many young players. During this time, Kabu switched from offlane to hard support. Over a long period of time, the team did not perform well in tournaments and eventually in spring of 2015, Kabu along with the rest of the team was switched over to a main TongFu squad as the organization began using multiple squads.


In the following month that the squad was moved, TongFu went through many roster changes following a great Chinese reshuffle. More roster changes came after the reshuffle but eventually a stable roster was made with Kabu, XinQ, uuu9, zExBinGo, and lpc. Together the team quickly moved up the rankings in China, winning ESCC 2015, with many impressive Rubick performances by Kabu.


Date Placement LP Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2016-07-092016-07-09 A11st A2Major G-League 2016 3 : 2 $37,410
2016-04-102016-04-10 A33rd A2Major WCA2016 CN Qualifiers S1 2 : 1 $7,638
2015-07-232015-07-23 A11st A3Minor HuomaoTV Mid-summer League Season 1 3 : 1 $12,896
2015-07-222015-07-22 A11st A3Minor DouyuTV Dota 2 Tournament 2 : 1 $9,672
2015-07-062015-07-06 A11st A3Minor ESCC 2015 3 : 2 $40,299
2015-02-032015-02-03 B313 - 16th A1Premier Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015 5/-/10 Grp. S. $30,575
2014-12-072014-12-07 A33rd A2Major National Electronic Sports Open 2014 2 : 0 $4,850
2014-11-012014-11-01 A33 - 4th A1Premier National Electronic Sports Tournament 2014 1 : 2 $4,889
2013-11-252013-11-25 A11st-3rd A7Showm. Nexon Invitational Super Match 4/-/0 Grp. S. $15,000
2012-09-012012-09-01 A77 - 8th A1Premier The International 2012 0 : 1 $25,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2016-08-13 A1Premier The International The International 2016 Analyst
2016-06-12 A1Premier Dota Major Championships The Manila Major 2016 Commentator
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament


  1. Tezzeret (2013-08-29). "Kabu leaves RattleSnake". joinDOTA. Retrieved 2013-08-29.